Is it possible for audiences to associate an actor too much with a specific franchise? Sometimes that’s indeed the case. Decades after playing Luke Skywalker, countless still associated Mark Hamill with the Star Wars franchise (and I’m talking even before he revisited the role in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi). Were Hamill to cross streams over to Star Wars, it would be an odd day indeed.
A handful of years back, Urban made a statement saying he would be against joining Star Wars simply because he had made a commitment to Star Trek, and that crossing over wouldn’t feel right to him. However, some time has passed, and in the years since then, J.J. Abrams has directed a Star Wars film (and is set to do another), and even actor Simon Pegg has made a disguised appearance. So have things changed for Urban?
Our own Gig Patta asked that very question, and when asked if he would join Star Wars, Urban replied:
“Hell, yeah! I would consider it for sure. If I was blessed with that opportunity—I would glad to be a part of it. I’ve said it in the past that I would never do Star Wars, because I’m so recognizable as Leonard McCoy. Now Simon Pegg was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are ways and means to make this happen obviously. [Laughs]”
It certainly seems that if you have the right connections, you can show up in the film as a stormtrooper or a random alien. More than anything, it sounds like Urban may be hinting at something more along those lines than a prominent normal human role. That being said, it’s still a far cry from what he stated back in 2013, and with that in mind, given some time, who knows if he could be up for a big role in the coming years.
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